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airborne to look at an extraordinary effort by the u.s. military to save lives in the middle of the war, welcome aboard an air ambulance. >>> and germany wants a million electric vehicles on the road by 2020. we'll plug you in on how they plan to do it. >>> from the world's leading reporters and analysts, here's what's happening from around the world. this is "worldfocus." made possible, in part, by the following funders -- major support has also been provided by the peter g. peterson foundation dedicated to promoting fiscal responsibility and addressing key economic challenges facing america's future. >> good evening, i'm martin savidge. >>> if you woke up this morning and turned on the news you might have felt a sense of discouragement about what you were hearing out of afghanistan and iraq. more than 5,000 american troops have died in those two countries since troops were deployed to afghanistan in the fall of 2001 and iraq in the spring of 2003. and hundreds of billions of dollars have been spent but all these years later neither country tonight seems especially secure. we'll take y
to look a an extraordinary effort by the u.s. military to save lives in t middle of the war, welcome aboard anir amlance. >>> d germanyants a million ectric vehiclesn the road by 2020. we'll plug you in on how they plan to do it. >>> fromhe world's leading reporters and analyst here's what's happeni from around the rld. this is "worfocus." made possible, in pa, by th following funder-- major support ha also been provided bthe peter g. peterson foundatio dedicated to promoting fiscal responsibity dddressing key economic allenges facing america's future. >> gd evening, i'm martin savidge. >>> if youoke up this mning and turnedn the news you might have felt a sense of discouragement aut what you were hring outf afghanistan and iraq. more tha5,000 american trps have die in those two countries nce troops were ployed to afghanistan in the fall of 2001 and iraq in e spring of 2003. and huneds of billions of dollars have been ent but all the years later neher country tonighseems especially secu. we'll take youo afanistan in a moment. there was more vience there day on t eve ofational elecons
to help us prevent any incidents happening. >> reporter: never before would you see afghan police patrolling in american humvees. authorities are confident the taliban won't be able to stop voters from heading to polling station. >> in case something happened, those will be i.d.s. which are difficult. or some sporadic shooting from outside of the city like from the districts but also we want to minimize those when we send forces to the district as well. >> reporter: the facr naeshing districts of kandahar city have a strong taliban presence and thursday's voting day will show just how tight the noose is around this capital. ze ina kandahar. >>> next door in helmand province offensive by american and british troops has been under way for a while. one immediate goal is to push back the taliban so that more people can vote thursday but as lindsay hill som, after decades of warfare. remains skeptical about the motives the foreign troops and fearful of their own safety. >> reporter: coming into land in what the british call a liberated area. seized from the taliban in operation princes
who supported us. we now need to fight and work hard. >> hungry for change, the japanese turned out in droves. 70% of eligible voters cast a ballot. >> we need change to break the current situation in japan, just like the united states, we need change. >> in tokyo, only heavy rains from a typhoon stopped more people from making it to a polling booth. within minutes of the poll's closing, it was clear that the opposition had swept to power in a landslide. for the prime minister taro aso, the election put an end to an 11-month reign flanked by verbal gaffes and public paralysis. >> i feel it was my fate to take this election loss. i accept it. >> japan was hit by the perfect economic and political storm. >> people suffering unemployment at a record high. so that was a big factor. the other factor was the opposition had become electable after being quite symbolic through the 1990s. >> the son of a foreign minister and e grandson of a prime minister, yukio hatoyama comes from a political family often called the kennedys of japan. he's promising revolutionary change including free high s
. >> reporter: most of the lockerbie bombing were american and on u.s. television last night the condemnation of this prisoner release was clear, before al megrahi even arrived home the state department announced it had put pressure on the libyan government. >> i think obviously in light of the release, we have had a number of conversations with the government of libya. obviously, he will move back to libya, and we certainly believe that as a convicted criminal, he's not entitled to a hero's welcome. >> reporter: diplomatic relations between libya and the u.s. which had been improving could now be threatened by these scenes. this year is the 40th anniversary of the al fatah revolution in libya and colonel gadhafi is clearly using al megrahi's return as a propaganda coup despite the fact that this man is a convicted murderer who is terminally ill and expected to die within three months. >> that was james blake of itn reporting. >>> the british aren't just talking about how unhappy they are about the way the libyans handled ali al megrahi's return home. they may be prepared to do something abou
>>> tonight on "worldfocus" -- >>> u.s. marines meet heavy resistance as they try to gain control of a strategic taliban-held town in southern afghanistan. could this be a sign of battles to come? >>> in taiwan, rescuers find more than a thousand people alive in the area around three villages buried beneath mudslides triggered by last weekends typhoon. >>> we continue to look at the impact of climate change on remote lands. tonight, we're back in nepal to see how a centuries old way of life is being threatened. where did the glaciers go? >>> and mexico's ongoing against drug cartels was a topic at this weeks north america summit. tonight our "signature story" focuses on one of the painful side effects of that fight. the disappeared. >>> from the world's leading reporters and analysts, here is what's happening from around the world. this is "worldfocus." made possible in part by the following funders -- >>> good evening. i'm martin savidge. >>> united states marines went on the offensive today. launching a major new attack on a taliban stronghold in the south of that country. hundr
the pple who suorted us. we n need to fight and work hard. >> hungry forchange, the japanese turned out in droves. 70% of eligible voters cast ballot. >> we needhange to break the current situation in japan, just li the united stas, we need chge. >> in tokyo, oly heavy rains from ayphoon stopped more people fromaking it to a lling booth. within minutes ofhe poll's closin it was clr that the oppositi had swept to power in alandslide. for the primminister taro o, the election p an e to an 11-month reign fnked by verbal gaffes and public paralysis. >> ifeel it was my fate to take this electn loss. i acce it. >> japan w hit by the perfect economic and polital stor >>people sufring unemploymen at a recd hi. sohat was a big fact. the otr factor was the opposition h become electable afr being quite symbolic througthe 19s. >> the son of aoreign minister and e grandson of a prime minier, yukio hatama comes from a political familyoften called the kennedys of japan. he's prising revotionary change including fe high scol education, a higher mimum wage and a $320 a month child care allowance. transl
>>> tonight on "worldfocus" "worldfocus" "worldfocus" -- >> u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton pledges to expand america's support for somalia's weak interim government. >>> americans may be busy trading their clunkers for new cars. in the west african nation of benin, we show you the booming business that brings new life to old automobiles. >>> spy in the sky. israel launches a new kind of surveillance play that can go from backpack to front lines in just minutes. >>> and pity poor latvia. crushed by the economic downturn, it's snoufring a new problem, british bachelors gone wild. >>> good evening, i'm martin savid savidge. it's been quite a week for clinton family, with bill clinton capturing headlines in north korea the last two days. today it was hillary clinton in africa. the secretary of state was talking tough about islamic extremists in somalia and offering to expand and extend american support to that very tenuous government in that country. she said the militants there see somalia as a future haven for global terrorism. in tonight's lead focus, we look at clinton's vi
, and when we walked through the doors, we saw standing before us president bill clinton. >> donald kirk is a correspondent for the christian science monitor. he's spent the past 12 years based in south korea. >> caller: i think it's a big deal in the sense that it says korean relations. the fact that kim jong-il was glad to receive a high-profile american visitor in the form of bill clinton was certainly interesting. there's hope that perhaps it'll be possible to resume negotiations on one level or another. >> outside of the united states, reaction was mixed. in nairobi at a conference of african leaders, secretary of state hillary clinton told reporters, she was excited by the news. nonetheless, she reiterated america's hard line regarding north korea's nuclear program. >> they have a choice. they can continue to follow a path that is filled with provocative actions, or they can decide to renew their discussions. >> in south korea, reaction to thnews of the release of lee and ling was noticeably subdued. north korea currently detained several hundred south koreans. some of whom acciden
a stormy meeting between hamid karzai and the u.s. special envoy. >>> in japan unemployment sores on the eve of national elections there. a youth movement sweeping the country and the party that has ruled japan for decades may be on the way out. >>> in sub-saharan africa, malaria still kills more than a million people a year. now comes hope of a vaccine that could save countless lives. >>> and sailing solo. tonight, a look at two teens and their quest to go arou world alone. in britain, it's considered a challenge. in holland, it could be a case of child abuse. >> from the world's leading reporters and analysts, here's what's happening from around the world. this is "worldfocus." made possible in part by the following funders -- >> major support has also been provided by the peter g. peterson foundation dedicated to promoting fiscal responsibility and addressing key economic challenges facing america's future. >>> good evening. i'm martin savidge. >>> we are going to start tonight with afghanist, where the death of a u.s. soldier today made this the deadliest month of the eight-ye
killed by a u.s. missile strike. will it bring an end to his campaign of violence? >>> we mark the anniversary of the brief but brutal war between russia and georgia that left hundreds dead. tonight we look at the legacy of anger that remains. >>> how they see it. tonight, we get the british take on an american investment bank, goldman sachs. its huge profits and big bonuses in spite of a sputtering economy have some wonderinabout government connections. >>> and hell on earth. tonight, we take you to a sulfur mine in java where the workers get a good wage, but may be paying with their health. >>> from the world's leading reporters and analysts, here is what's happening from around the world. this is "worldfocus." made possible, in part, by the following funders -- >>> good evening, i'm martin savidge. >>> for months, he was the top target of the cia and pakistan's military, baitullah mehsud, the head of the taliban in pakistan. a notorious militant commander who controlled a wide area of pakistan's northwest. a man whose organization killed hundreds of security forces and civil
>>> tonight on "worldfocus" -- >>> israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and u.s. special envoy george mitchel meet to try to solve the thorny issue of jewish settlements in the west bank. can they find common ground? >>> from those trying to broker a peace to stockbrokers hoping to cash in on it. tonight, we take you to the palestinian stock exchange. it may be one of the world's smallest but the dreams are big. >>> in the wake of the world's economic meltdown, we have a special "how they see it" report from britain's itn which questions one of the basic principals of american economics. >>> and the world pays tribute to the passing of senator edward kennedy. >> from the world's leading reporters and analysts, here's what's happening from around the world. this is "worldfocus." made possible in part by the following funders -- major support has also been provided by the peter g. peterson foundation dedicated to promoting fiscal responsibility and addressing key economic challenges facing america's future. >>> good evening. i'm martin savidge. >>> the quest for peace in the midd
possible, in part, by the follow funders -- >>> good evening, i'm martin savidge. >>> for u.s. troops and iraqi civilians, this has been one of the least, that's right, least deadly months since the war in iraq began six years ago. in fact, a senior u.s. military officer has broken ranks with its superiors and president obama saying it's time for the united states to declare victory iraq and go home. but then there are days like today, when a series of bombs exploded near five shiite mosques in baghdad, killing at least 29 people. and shattering the perception at least for now that iraq is a much safer place than it used to be. in tonight's "lead focus," the latest violence in iraq, what it says about security and the american mission as it winds down. >> the deadliest of today's attacks took place in the northern baghdad neighborhood of al shaab. according to iraqi officials at least 24 people were killed and 17 wounded in the explosion of a car bomb near a shiite mosque. worshipers had gathered at the mosque for friday prayers. the scene outside spoke to the carnage. prayer rugs wer
guilty of a huge terrorist crime received on his return to libya. >> and that brings to us tonights "lead focus." our british partner itn has been looking at britain's relationship with libya, its business interest there, leading up to last week's decision to release the lockerbie bomber. as you'll see in john sparks' report, one is left with the impression that at the very least, al megrahi's release can't hurt the relationship. >> reporter: the analysts call it real politic, doing practical deals, the art of give and take. the uk and libya have been doing this for about a decade. but how influential are commercial considerations? where does business fit in this complex mix? libya is an exciting new destination for british business. but did that excitement influence the decision to release abdel basset al megrahi, the man convicted of the lockerbie bombing. scottish and british governments say absolutely not. but al megrahi's future and new business opportunities have always been part of bilateral negotiations. 2007, colonel gadhafi's regime sought to re-enter the international community
. they will be on display at the memorial. netanyahu used the occasion to refer to lessons that should be learned from the holocaust. >> it does not happen because the main civilized power of the powers of the day did not act in time to stop the arming of barbarism and armed barbarism knows now limits and has to be unarmed, disarmed in time. >> reporter: netanyahu also said that he expected chancellor merkel to take a strong stand against iran's nuclear ambitions. he said iran posed a direct threat to israel's security. merkel said germany is prepared to take a tougher line with iran if that becomes necessary. >> translator: iran has been asked to participate in negotiations. if they fail to respond to these requests, we will consider stronger sanctions in the energy sector and other appropriate sectors such as the financial sector. in fact, we will not merely consider this, we will discuss with the international community how best to implement these sanctions. >> reporter: merkel said netanyahu should show more flexibility and ott issue of settlements on palestinian land. germany has called on israel
. apparently kild by a u.s. missile strike. will it bring an endo his campaign of violence? > we mark the anniversary of thebrief but brutal war between russia and georgia bruleft hundds dead. tonight we look a the lacy of anger that remains. > how they s it. toght, we g the british take on anmerican investnt bank, goldman sachs. s huge profts and big bonues in spi of a sputteri economy have some wondering out govement connections. >>> and hell on earth tonight, we take you t a sulfur mine in java where the workers get a god wage, b may be paying with thr health. >>> from the world's leang rerters and analysts, here is what's happeng from around the world. this is "worldfocus. made possibl in part, by the following funders -- >>> good eveningi'm martin savie. >>> for months, he was the top target of the cia and pakistan's military, baullah mehsud, the head ofhe taliban in pakistan. a notorious militt commander wh controlled a widearea of pakistan'snorthwest. a man whe organization kild ndreds of secuty force and civilian today a senio taliban commander ispps meddudend hisde wife had b
teaching people how to vote. >>> meanwhile u.s. and nato troops continue to battle with the taliban. tonight, an up close look at the fighting. in fact for the british tv crew. maybe a bit too close. >>> and as washington welcomes egyptian president hosni mubarak we look at his popularity back home. after 28-years as their leader egyptians have lots to say and much of it isn't good. >>> from the world's leading reporters and analysts, here is what's happening from around the world. this is "worldfocus." made possible in vr >> reporter: just days ahead of the elections. many residents doubt it will be safe enough to vote. but u.s. forces and the government are determined to ensure polling stations are >> it will be election here and it may be modest, but you know so far as i'm concerned if one person comes out to vote then that's enough suck jes afghan and election observers say there is enough chance elections will be freely and fair. the precarious situation means it will be impossible to have observers at every polling station. >> many americans might not realize is that afghanist
. >> reporter: this used to an aircraft, an for those who boarded as passengers, the was no way out. today e man concted of blowing a passenger jet into fragments and violently ending the lives of all 270eople on board, learned he ll be free to le out his remaining days in peace. >> it is my decisionthat mr. abdel sset al megrahi, convicted in 2001 for t lockbie bombing, now terminally ill with proste cancer be released on compassionate grounds and be allowed to returto libya to die. >> reporter: the dtruction of pan am flight 103 remains o of the bloodie terror attacks ever launch at the west and one which was iediately blamed on liby at the timef the lockerbie bombing, the naon was a pariah state, internaonally shunne accused of sponsoring terrorism. its leader a figure of ha in thewest. it was onlafter 15 yea of sanctions that liby finally admitted it carried out the bombinand paidompensation to victims' filies. and thin a year, tonyblair was visiting tripoli to show th relations were bk to rmal, a controversial al enabling prisoners to be trsferred between the nations was also ageed, and
"ectonight. damon green of itn has our report. >> reporter: this used to be an aircraft, and for those who boarded as passengers, there was no way out. today the man convicted of blowing a passenger jet into fragments and violently ending the lives of all 270 people on board, learned he will be free to live out his remaining days in peace. >> it is my decision that mr. abdel basset al megrahi, convicted in 2001 for the a jddq uq)minally ill with pros cancer be released on compassionate grounds and be allowed to return to libya to die. >> reporter: the destruction of pan am flight 103 remains one of the bloodiest terror attacks ever launched at the west and one which was immediately blamed on libya. at the time of the lockerbie bombing, the nation was a pariah state, internationally shunned, accused of sponsoring terrorism. its leader a figure of hate in the west. it was only after 15 years of sanctions that libya finally admitted it carried out the bombing and paid compensation to victims' families. and within a year, tony blair was visiting tripoli to show that relations were back to normal, a co
of the u.s. government, will open the way. i trust, to having bilateral talks, which is the key to getting somewhere with the north koreans respecting their sovereignty, their independence. it's an important signal. >> reporter: the white house says that clinton did not carry a message from president obama to the north korean leader. contrary to reporters by state media. >> this was a private mission that we weren't going to comment on. while the former president was on the ground in north korea and as a result of that, i don't have anything more to add on this at this time. >> reporter: however, the former president's visit comes in the midst of an international standoff between washington and pyongyang, over north korea's nuclear program. north korea has expressed a strong interest in one-on-one negotiations with the obama administration. but it says it won't return to the so-called six-party talks involving north korea, china, japan, south korea, russia and the u.s. >> they've gotten themselves trapped into increased isolation. that's not helpful to their -- to them ultimately. we, on t
for months, the iraqi government and the u.s. have been sending the message that the security situation has steadily improved. american troops, 132,000 of them, are now in a support role. and in recent days the government has relaxed security in baghdad. but once again today, there was violence. a wave of it killing at least 48 people and wounding more than 250. the attacks were in a town near mosul in the north and in baghdad itself. the continuing violence and why it's happening, it's our "lead focus" tonight. we start with hoda abdel hamid of al jazeera english. >> reporter: ely morning in iraq and dozens of people are already confirmed dead in various attacks. each underscoring one of the many conflicts that still plague the country. in baghdad, officials say five bombs went off. the deadliest one targeted day laborers waiting for a job. one of the bombs was in hay al amel in the west of the capital, one of the few areas where sunnis and shias still live side by side. the bomb was hidden inside a cement bag, says this man. moments later, a second blast, further north in western baghdad,
long we didn't know if anyone was coming for us." >> reporter: with the only road into hsiao lin and several other remote villages still washed out, rescue efforts have been painfully slowed. medical teams trying to get in on the ground have been forced to wait. we've been here hours now and so far escavators have made little to no progress in clearing the road. it ri mains very much a liquid rover of mud and the constant rain is making matters worse. we're not getting through this engineer tells us. it may still take days. and so the government's answer, send soldiers in by air. the first group touched down in hsiao lin to a scene of utter devastation. currently the entire village is buried says taiwan's deputy minister of defense, and we have not even started to look for the missing from neighboring villages. by late afternoon, hundreds of survivors had been airlifted out of the region. but thousands more remain unaccounted for. at a nearby high school, relatives of those missing waited to hearals. these sisters last heard from their parents saturday. they told us hsiao lin vil
>>> tonighon "worldfocus" -- >>> u.s. marines meet hey sistance as they try to gain control of a stregic talibaheld town in southern afghanistan. could this be a signf battles to come? >>> inaiwan, rescuers find more than a thousa people ale in the area around three villages buried beneh mudslidetriggered by last weekends typhoon. > we continue to look at the pact of climate change on remote lands. tonight, we're bk in nepal to see how a centurieold way of life is beg threatened. where did the glaciers go? >>> and xico's on going againsdrug cartels was a topic at this weeks north americ summit. tonight ou"signature story" focuses on one othe painful side effect of that figh the disappred. >>> from the world's leading reporters and anasts, here's at's happening from arnd the world. th is"worldfocus." madeossible in part by the following funders >>> good eveni. i'm martin savge. > united states marines went on the oensive today. launching a major new atck on a taliban strongho in the south ofhat country. hundreds of marines along th afghan troops went ie arr co dk r the cover
>>> tonight on "worldfocus-- >>> a u.s. military official says the situation in afghanistan is serious and getting woe. and 've got shocking images of taliban searchingfor people who voted in last ek's election. >>> kpautive greek firefiters battle arod the clock to coain massive wildfires north of athens. when flames threaten a monastery,eventhe ns joined e fight. >>> scotland continueto face unlentless criticism for its release of lockerbie bombing as scottish leaders deterne what donext. >>> and estonia, on a mber of the soviet bloc, nowart of natoit has joined the battle in afghastan. tonight, we look at that country's w role as american ally. >> from the world's leading reporters and analys, here's what's happeningrom around the world. this is "worldfocu" de possible in part by the following funders mar support has also been provided by the peter g. petersonoundation dedicated to promoting fiscal respoibility and addressing keyconomic challees facing america's future. od eveni, i'm martin sadge. >>> the wain afghanistan. d tonight we want to ta a deeper look at thatonfl
just teaching people how to vote. >>> meanwhile, u.s. and nato troops continue to battle with the taliban. tonight, an up close look at the fighting. in fact, for the british tv crew may be a bit too close. >>> and as washington welcomes egyptian president hosni mubarak, we look at his popularity back home. after 28-years as their leader, egyptians have lots to say and much of it isn't good. >>> from the world's leading reporters and analysts, here is what's happening from around the world. this is "worldfocus." made possible in part by the following funders -- >> good evening. in savidge. >>> this is the start of a critical week in afghanistan, where some 60,000 american troops and their nato allies are trying to maintain order as national elections approach. the difficulty of that task was underscored during the weekend when a suicide car bomber evaded police and detonated his explosives right outside nato headquarters in the capital kabul. seven people were killed and dozens wounded. the united states believes the elections will legitimize the government, now led by a
election, the supreme leader formally endorses mahmoud ahmadinejad for a second term. while the u.s. considers cutting off gasoline supplies to iran. >>> in afghanistan, a bomb goes off in a crowded street in herat, killing at least ten people. it follows a deadly weekend for u.s. and nato forces that left nine soldiers dead. >>> in china, the largest army in the world launches a new kind of military operation, a charm offensive. how they hope to win the hearts and minds of more than just the chinese people. >>> and you're never too old. in japan, a story of how a huge population is spending their golden years from rugby players from tv journalists, even a 74-year-old porn star. >>> from the world's leading reporters and analysts, here is what's happening from around the world. this is "worldfocus." made possible, in part, by the following funders -- >>> good evening. i'm martin savidge. we begin tonight with iran, which continues to deal with political pressures and descent e country.within and outside of today's seven weeks after iran's disputed presidential election the country's
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